Fun. finds success thanks to Bhasker, Super Bowl

In this March 1, 2012 photo, Nate Ruess, center, performs with his band fun., at Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel in Providence, R.I. Fun., is now on a North American tour that wraps up June 16 in New York City. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

March 2, 2012 6:48:20 AM PST
Jeff Bhasker, the hitmaker behind acts like Kanye West, Beyoncé, Alicia Keys and Jay-Z, had only been interested in producing for seasoned acts. So when he was approached by pop-rock trio fun. to produce its sophomore album, there was little excitement.